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New SL bill on fishing irks Tamil Nadu

7 July 2017 10:18 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Tamil Nadu fishermen have stoutly opposed a Fisheries amendment bill reportedly tabled in Sri Lankan Parliament in Colombo on Thursday that unbearably hikes fines on foreign fishing vessels “breaching” into Sri Lanka’s territorial sea waters, which could range from Rs 2 crore to Rs 20 crore per mechanised boat.

The ‘Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Bill’ if adopted by the Sri Lankan Parliament on Thursday, will particularly hit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fishermen very badly, as they are frequently at the receiving end of the Sri Lankan Navy. Strongly condemning the new Bill, N. Devadoss, president of the Rameswaram Fishermen’s Association said that the Centre should immediately take up the issue with Lanka to ensure that TN fishermen’s livelihood is not destroyed. (Deccan Chronicle)

  Comments - 11

  • Naresh Friday, 07 July 2017 11:25 AM

    So they want to continue to ROB fish from our waters??

    Raj Friday, 07 July 2017 11:45 AM

    You are nothing to do with our laws and if you do not like it, just DO NOT poach into our waters!!

    sachith Friday, 07 July 2017 12:50 PM

    Just send a letter to PM Modi when TN election is getting close and our government will make a new scheme to pay those illegal fishing boats to violate borders.

    nihal Friday, 07 July 2017 12:58 PM

    This is the problem. All indians think SL is part of their country. inlcuding those who live in SL.

    nick Friday, 07 July 2017 01:00 PM

    indian thinking...steal others fishes india will never let us develop as long as we keep close tie with them coz they are jealous of their neighbour becoming developed country once again Indian thinking via DM Android App

    Gayan Friday, 07 July 2017 02:01 PM

    Where is that love for tamil bretheren now?

    Dickson Friday, 07 July 2017 03:05 PM

    The real sad part is that non of Jaffna fishing community is voicing against this. Neither the Northern PC or it's Governor.

    forester Friday, 07 July 2017 04:14 PM

    why dont you just stay on your side then?

    Tikiri Friday, 07 July 2017 04:22 PM

    Hope the poaching fisherfolk will not escape by greasing palms

    Ilham Friday, 07 July 2017 04:46 PM

    This must be done Or else the Indian keep coming to Sri Lankan waters rob the fish and pay the fine and leave with profit

    fact Monday, 10 July 2017 10:25 AM

    not correct. The bill to ban bottom trawling was introduced by Sumanthiran as a private citizens bill. It is that initiative that the parliament has approved

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